Archive for January, 2004

Gettin’ into it

Saturday, January 31st, 2004

Last night, a friend of mine had birthday dinner downtown. Rather than drive home after work and then return, I took my sweater with me in a backpack and stayed downtown after work. I hung out in a Starbuck’s on the river and worked several rounds over a couple of hours. It’s been a hectic […]

One quick note

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

Just so you don’t think I’ve been wasting my time on all this work and hacking stuff – after work today, and before going over to Kelly’s to give her some help with an Access database, I stopped by a downtown coffee shop and pulled out the Aran. I worked out two rounds while sipping […]

Slave to my passions

Tuesday, January 27th, 2004

I’m weak. I promise, next week you’ll get some real knitting content. But for now . . . I’ve had some more ideas about what to do with the cable grapher, and I’m implementing them this evening. If anyone reading this has actually gone and looked at the cable grapher over the past couple of […]

This sweater brought to you by Netflix

Saturday, January 24th, 2004

Ah, glorious day. I’m sitting on my sofa, watching Farscape DVDs from Netflix, and working on the Aran. As soon as I had the yarn in my hands again, I realized how much I missed working on it. It’s kind of a weird feeling to realize I’m almost done with it. I’ve been working on […]

Morning hack completed

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

Nothing like an hour-long morning hacking session to get your brain working. I grabbed my cup of coffee, sat down and started fiddling with the new code I’ve been working on for the cable grapher. I cut a lot of corners to make it work, but it does work. I need to go back and […]


Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

My hacking tonight is getting off to a *very* late start. I came home to find my apartment strangely silent. Normally there’s this slight whine in the background coming from the box that serves as my fileserver and development platform. The box was not running when I came home. After a few tests I realized […]

Tinker tinker tinker

Sunday, January 18th, 2004

I’m refactoring the knit grapher right now. “Refactoring” is a fancy-schmancy programmer term for “re-writing”. I’m installing the groovy XML-based stitch definitions that I came up with a few weeks back. I’m not sure if the graphing instructions are going to work. We’ll see. update Okay, I’ve worked the new stitch objects into the parsing […]


Saturday, January 17th, 2004

Thanks to Ms. Yi, I got my puppy fix: Look at that cuteness! Just look at it! Imagine the snuffles that little sucker’s got in store for the next person with a cookie! Gurgle.

Shut off the oxygen, please

Wednesday, January 14th, 2004

Not quite sure how it happend, but I’m feeling nigh burned out. I guess it’s work – I have been very busy lately with some pretty complex (for me) troubleshooting tasks. My central nervous system is feeling a bit frazzled. No knitting at all for almost two weeks now. Hardly any video game playing either. […]

Quick Driving Tips

Monday, January 12th, 2004

A quick tip from me to all the aggressive drivers out there who like to pull up next to me on my bike, scream obscenities at me, and then take off. Don’t let me get close enough to you to read your license plate number. Idjit.